False Religion

Several years ago, a member of the so-called “front porch” attacked me for saying that, “all in all I considered service in the Navy a fair trade. I wanted to fly and see the world, and the Navy made good on both promises. That was why I served.” This person went on to essentially scream at […]

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First of Two Memorial Day posts

Today is Memorial Day-and fortunately for me, I am alive, and spending it at home. For a lot of Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Marines that is not true.  So it is very important that we remember their sacrifices-and honor their memories. Today I wanted to re-post about one such sacrifice-one that I wrote about a few […]

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Uh excuse me, this is what you said you wanted.

Remember in the run up after the Gulf War, when the first big push for dropping the combat exclusion laws started and women said they “just wanted to be treated like the men”. It seems someone did not get the memo: Allegations that “sexually explicit humor” and the display of “pornographic images” were allowed — and sometimes […]

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Advancement by IG complaint.

In Star Trek’s alternate universe, people moved up in the Terran Empire by assassination. Over here in this universe, it appears to be happening via the vehicle of the IG complaint: News about the Navy’s investigation of former Blue Angels lead pilot Capt. Greg McWherter over alleged misconduct when he commanded the flight demonstration team sparked […]

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News you can use

Sorry for the lack of postings of late. I am going through a triple whammy of trying to get ready for a trip, dealing with the day to day fun at work, and also starting an online class, which is going to cut into my time even more. However, it is this last item I […]

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And the other shoe drops………

Nothing will ruin your day like a collision at sea. Or a grounding. This business of firing CO’s at a drop of a hat is getting out of control. Not every mistake needs to be published by public execution. It might be that given the chance he might learn a good deal and be a […]

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Traveling again

On the road again-had a challenging journey yesterday to the other side of the Atlantic. To start with my ICE train to the Frankfurt Airport was going to be delayed by 90 minutes. That was a non starter as it was going to make me late for check in-and my requisite need to “pre-charge” in […]

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Who needs a sabbatical?

Well, it’s been two years since I have right royally pissed off the feminist lobby, and it is January and I am cold. So it is probably a good time to jump back into the pool and piss them off again. Navy Times had a recent article up discussing the idea of sabbaticals, and how they could […]

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In trying to do good, they just do more harm.

As promised, I am taking this opportunity to offer my thoughts on some provisions of the 2014 Defense Bill that should make anyone with any military experience at all, just a little bit nervous. ( If not downright upset.) First the good parts ( I guess). The bill revamps the Sodomy section of the UCMJ. […]

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I'll believe it when I actually see it.

Seems we have heard this song played before: JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday he has ordered 20 percent “across the top” budget cuts for his Pentagon staff and that of his top brass. The reductions, which he did not spell out in detail, are for the 2015-19 period. They will apply […]

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Harassment Hysteria

I'd like to put in another plug for ROK Drop if I may. It is probably the only military blog trying to drag some sense into the discussion about the supposed "problems with the military culture" ( which was just fine until feminists came along and decided to fuck it up for their own twisted […]

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Good advice-learned by yours truly the hard way.

Through the bitter prism of experience and pain. There is a new blog up with advice for JO’s-a part of the Navy’s lifeblood-called JO Rules.  It is full of helpful advice for both Junior and Senior Officers too. Even if it is written from what appears to be a black shoe view point. He has one […]

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